Italy tied with Ukraine and will play the Euro Cup

The Euro 2021 champion will be in the Euro 2024: Italy drew 0-0 against Ukraine, away in Leverkusen (Germany), and secured a place in the tournament to be played in Germany. A lot of tension in the Azzurra: if they lose, they would have to play a playoff against a rival that would come from Poland or Estonia, and these instances generate a headache for the tifosi: this is how they were left out of Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022.

Although Luciano Spalletti’s team was superior, the anguish lasted until the final moments. All Tano hearts stopped when the Ukrainians claimed a penalty from Cristante on Mudryk in stoppage time. The Spanish referee Gil Manzano indicated that he would wait for the VAR call and from the booth they did not call him for review.

Italy’s high point was Federico Chiesa, Juventus forward. The attacker, as against Macedonia on the last day, was once again the one who pulled the car, the one who successfully overflowed, the one who appeared between the lines to ask for the surrounded ball and extract oil. It was the lighthouse. And if Italy did not win it was because his teammates did not capitalize on their plays.

A leader who was joined by more quality players as the minutes passed. The Barella, Dimarco, Di Lorenzo, Raspadori, Frattesi and Zaniolo to help you with the task. Now the fans hope that, in Germany, it will be like the last Euro again.

  Federico Chiesa before Ukraine. Federico Chiesa before Ukraine.

The best of Ukraine was in the second half. A bad start by Donnarumma almost ended in a goal. Then, the PSG goalkeeper presented very good answers to guarantee the long-awaited ticket to the Euros.

Gil Manzano, the referee of Ukraine 1 - Italy 1.Gil Manzano, the referee of Ukraine 1 – Italy 1.

The penalty that Ukraine claimed

Ukraine national team 20-11-2023

The penalty that Ukraine claimed


Ukraine: Trubin; Konoplya (Tymchyk, m.86), Svatok (Malinovsky, m.91), Zabarnyi, Mykolenko; Stepanenko (Pikhalyonok, m.80), Zinchenko (Sikan, m.86); Tsygankov (Zubkov, m.80), Sudakov, Mudryk; Dovbyk.

Italia: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Buongiorno, Acerbi, Dimarco; Barella, Jorginho (Cristante, m.71), Frattesi; Raspadori (Scamacca, m.46), Zaniolo (Politano, m.71) (Darmian, m.91) and Chiesa (Kean, m.80).

Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP).

Slovenia also passed

Slovenia beat Kazakhstan 2-1 and also secured a place in Euro 2024.

All classified

It remains to define a direct quota between Croatia and Wales. The remaining three will emerge from a playoffs between 12 teams.

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